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From Nurse to Worse

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From Nurse To Worse
Directed byJules White
Screenplay byClyde Bruckman
Story byCharles L. Kimball
Produced byJules White
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Lynton Brent
Vernon Dent
Dudley Dickerson
Dorothy Appleby
Ned Glass
Cy Schindell
John Tyrrell
Al Thompson
Joe Palma
CinematographyBenjamin H. Kline
Edited byMel Thorsen
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • August 23, 1940 (1940-08-23) (U.S.)
Running time
CountryUnited States

From Nurse To Worse is a 1940 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). It is the 49th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges are paper hangers who run into their old friend Jerry, an insurance salesman (Lynton Brent). He promises them that if they take out a policy on Curly proving that he has gone insane, they can collect $500 a month. Moe and Larry bring Curly on a leash to the office of Dr. D. Lerious (Vernon Dent). Curly's pretending to be a hound is so over the top that the doctor declares that he must operate. The Stooges flee, and hide out in the back of a dog catcher's truck, where they are soon infested with fleas. Dr. D. Lerious eventually catches up with the Stooges, and Curly is sent straight for the operating room. Eventually, the trio get away on a gurney, encounter Jerry again, and then give him the works.

Production notes

From Nurse to Worse was filmed on May 15–18, 1940.[1] and also was Joe Palma's first appearance in a Stooges' short.

The footage of the Stooges sailing through the city streets was lifted from Dizzy Doctors.[2] The voice on the police scanner is Moe's.[2]


  1. ^ Pauley, Jim (2012). The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press, LLC. p. 111. ISBN 9781595800701.
  2. ^ a b Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Glendale, California: Comedy III Productions, Inc. ISBN 0971186804.

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